This series focuses on the dichotomy of existentially relying on a land you are constantly losing, cherishing and mourning in the same breath. The Ngäbe-Buglé of Western Panama have been fighting for their land for over 500 years, since Balboa arrived in the Americas. Inside of their comarca (reservation lands) livelihoods and identities are still intimately tied to the land that sustains them. Numbering over 300,000, the Ngäbe-Buglé long ago outgrew their land reservation, and with each year more families are forced to abandon their ancestral farming for jobs in Latino villages and cities. Hydroelectric dams and mining projects shave more land from their territory with each passing year, sending the Ngäbe into the streets in protest, and displacing thousands of families. A collective trauma runs through the community - scarred by land rights battles, starvation and political fragmentation - but their land is still a uniting force, a shared soul. Their land is at once a sanctuary, a giving mother, lush with sustenance and myth; and at the same time diminishing, plundered, burning and turning to dust below their feet.